Michael Neiberg and Mladen Joksic

Michael Neiberg is is Professor of History in the Department of National Security and Strategy at the United States Army War College in Carlisle, Penn. He previously taught at the U.S. Air Force Academy and was the Co-Director of the Center for the Study of War and Society at the University of Southern Mississippi. His published work  specializes on the First and Second World Wars, notably the American and French experiences. His most recent book on the First World War is Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of World War I (Harvard University Press, 2011). In October 2012, Basic Books published The Blood of Free Men, a history of the liberation of Paris in 1944.

Mladen Joksic is grants manager for the Carnegie Council. Born and raised in Milosevic’s Yugoslavia, he spent five years as a member of Otpor, a youth movement that worked first to help bring about regime change and later to secure Serbia’s democratic transition. Prior to coming to the United States, Joksic completed the European Commission’s prestigious Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Public Policy. In 2009 he received an M.A. (cum laude) in public policy from Central European University, where he specialized in international public policy. In 2008, he received his first M.A. (with merit) in development studies from the Institute of Social Studies, having focused on governance and democracy.